Meaning of AGGREGATE in English

AGGREGATE

— aggregable /ag"ri geuh beuhl/ , adj. — aggregately , adj. — aggregateness , n. — aggregatory /ag"ri geuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/ , adj.

adj. , n. /ag"ri git, -gayt'/ ; v. /ag"ri gayt'/ , adj., n., v., aggregated, aggregating .

adj.

1. formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount of indebtedness.

2. Bot.

a. (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy.

b. (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.

3. Geol. (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.

n.

4. a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount: the aggregate of all past experience.

5. a cluster of soil granules not larger than a small crumb.

6. any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.

7. Math. set (def. 110).

8. in the aggregate , taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.

v.t.

9. to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.

10. to amount to (the number of): The guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.

v.i.

11. to combine and form a collection or mass.

[ 1375-1425; late ME aggregatus (ptp. of aggregare ), equiv. to ag- AG- + greg- (s. of grex flock) + -atus -ATE 1 ]

Syn. 1. added, complete, whole. 9. assemble, amass, accumulate, gather.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .